Tag: origami

Entries for tag "origami", ordered from most recent. Entry count: 5.

Warning! Some information on this page is older than 5 years now. I keep it for reference, but it probably doesn't reflect my current knowledge and beliefs.

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# Origami Psytrance Decoration

May 2014

I've posted before about modular origami. This time I made some bigger spike balls, painted them with fluorescent colors and used as decoration on yesterday's psychedelic trance party - Nirvana Open Air. It's 24-module Super Spike Ball (it's a link to Wayback Machine / Web Archive, because the great website spikeballheaven.net is no longer online), painted with Montana MNT 94 flourescent paints. Now I'm too tired after the party, but in the next two posts I will try to explain some theory behind it. And yes, it will be related to computer graphics :)

  1. Four primary colors
  2. Fluorescence

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# Origami - Super Spike Ball

Jan 2011

As the Spike Ball Heaven website shows, an origami module with four tabs and four pockets invented by Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein can be assembled into three sizes of spike balls - Spike Ball (from 12 pieces), Super Spike Ball (from 24 pieces) and Super Duper Spike Ball (from 54 pieces). Recently I've made the Super Spike Ball - it's the one on left left. I don't plan to try the third size anytime soon :)

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# Origami: Platonic Solids?

Jan 2011

Here are all solids I managed to assemble from origami Sonobe module that look like regular polyhedra. I know 4 of them and I wonder if there are some more possible? Are there somehow related to the concept of platonic solid?

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# Origami: Sonobe Module

May 2010

It looks like Sonobe module is a "Hello World" in modular origami. This simple module prepared from square sheet of paper is very popular, so you can find lots of instructions about how to fold it on the Internet. It's also very universal - you can use it to create a cube (6 modules required), some polyhedra, as well as arbitrary unregular shapes made of cubes, like Tetris blocks :) Here are my objects made of Sonobe modules:

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# Modular Origami - Spike Ball

May 2010

I hope you wouldn't mind if I start blogging here a bit about modular origami. I find it related to 3D graphics programming in some way ;) To introduce the topic: As you probably know, origami is a traditional Japanese art of folding paper, without use of cuts or glue. Many objects can be done this way, including characters and animals. But I'm mostly interested in modular origami - a type of origami where some number of identical pieces (called modules) have to be prepared to be then assembled together into some interesting geometrical form.

It's not very easy. I especially couldn't imagine myself developing a new kind of module. Luckily there are some books and websites about origami. There are also lots of videos on YouTube teaching how to make particular objects. I believe YouTube is kind of a revolution in teaching origami because a video shows much more and is easier to understand than traditional static diagram.

Today I've finished assembling an cuboctahedron made of 12 modules invented by Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein.

Here is the video I've learned it from: How to make an Origami Spiky Cuboctahedron aka Spike Ball. I can see there is whole website dedicated to these spike balls: Spike Ball Heaven.

That's it for the start. Next time I'll show some more basic stuff.

See also: my Super Spike Ball.

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